To test & see if mods would work with this new version of the game, the only thing I did was change the amount of damage the reaper's plasma rifle inflicted. (From 3 to 99) With the new version I downloaded I have noticed that there is no "data" folder, only a "pdata" folder (which only has descriptions of missions). However, in the old modding tools folder there's one that says "data" which lists everything. (constructions, machines, weapons, etc) Weird...
I'm using the old modding tools. I did the extract/parmdata/compile sequence & replaced the mach.met file with the newly created one (remembering to backup). The game would reach the menu, but when I try to start a mission it would crash. Sometimes it won't load at all & would give me an error message saying some kind of plugin was missing. Tried this multiple times & still got the same results so I'm not sure what to make of it. However, when I replaced the original mach.met file the game played perfectly fine (without the mod alterations, of course Lol)
I have Windows 8.1 & you guys don't know how much it means to me that I can finally play this again! Anyway, question. I have some modding tools that I have acquired from here eons ago as well as a set of instructions I wrote on what I did to set everything up. Since this is basically a "new" version of the game I'm dealing with, what new steps do I have to take to make the mods work? I saw in the "ReadMe" where it said to NOT use any of the original game data files. I figured I'd ask so I won't screw anything up. Anyway, thanks again for all of your hard work! (If this was posted in the wrong spot, please let me know)